How?

So – how do you relearn something like insight and restraint after a head injury? I don’t know. How do you explain to the workplace that a job done easily and almost without thought is now the hardest thing ever? How do you explain to a spouse that you would love to get out what is bothering you….if only you could? How do you explain that you really don’t love staying up all night and all day…..but that the alternative is no good either. How do you explain that when you close your eyes to rest that the whole world starts talking inside your head, that the nightmares come and the bizarre images and thoughts… and they wont leave?How do you tell dear friends that you love that you are sorry you don’t keep in touch and decline outings and places where there are lots of people because your brain is pulsing with a searing heat and you really just want to run away screaming? How do you explain to your kids what is happening when you dont know? How do you learn how to live with the new “infant” personality inside you when your local hospital is un-educated and out of touch, when the town you live in does not have a single traumatic brain injury support group, or outreach, or web group? How the hell do you survive this damage when all of society ignores you and pretends that this could never happen to them and that you are just lazy or making it all up? How do you survive this?? HOW?!

How?

Robert Comish

Idaho Falls, United States

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Written 8 Months after my TBI.

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